Last updated on July 2020

Treatment of Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Patients on Non-vitamin K Antagonist


Brief description of study

Novel, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) target selected players in the coagulation cascade as the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran and the factor Xa-inhibitors apixaban and rivaroxaban. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the most feared complication of NOAC treatment (NOAC-ICH).

Outcome of NOAC-ICH can be devastating and is a major cause of death and disability. There is no proven treatment for NOAC-ICH. Hematoma expansion (HE) is associated with unfavorable outcome. Tranexamic acid (TA) is an anti-fibrinolytic drug that is used in a number of bleeding conditions other than ICH.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02866838

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